Reynès

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Reynès

Reiners
A view within Reynès
A view within Reynès
Location of Reynès
Reynès is located in France
Reynès
Reynès
Reynès is located in Occitanie
Reynès
Reynès
Coordinates: 42°28′34″N 2°42′32″E / 42.4761°N 2.7089°E / 42.4761; 2.7089Coordinates: 42°28′34″N 2°42′32″E / 42.4761°N 2.7089°E / 42.4761; 2.7089
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementCéret
CantonLe Canigou
IntercommunalityVallespir
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Farriol
Area
1
27.56 km2 (10.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
1,328
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66160 /66400
Elevation132–1,440 m (433–4,724 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Reynès (Catalan: Reiners) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Reynès is in the canton of Le Canigou and in the arrondissement of Céret.

Map of Reynès and its surrounding communes

Population[edit]

Population 1962-2008

Talc[edit]

Reynès was home to a very productive talc mine which operated from 1876 to 1987. The extracted talc was used in various industries: soap making in Marseilles, porcelain making in Limoges and leather curing. In 1929 the mine installed an aerial wire system to facilitate the transportation of wagons down into the deep valley. In 1930, 440 tons of talc were extracted from the mine.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.